The main goal of the research in the Tallinn Botanic Garden is to study the diversity of the plant kingdom, the distribution of plant species, as well as biology and ecology.
Field of Research:
BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
- Biological diversity of the forest ecosystem on the south-west Estonian dune field and its geobotanical analysis. (Mari Tilk)
- Restoration ecology of three endangered fern species (Asplenium septentrionale (L.) Hoffm., Polystichum aculeatum (L.) Roth, Woodsia ilvensis (L.) R. Br.) in Estonia. (Maris Rattur)
- Restoration ecology of Oxytropis campestris ssp campestris (L.)DC– I category protected plant species of Estonia. (Ruth Aguraiuja)
- Restoration ecology of globally critically endangered fern species of Diellia lineage within the genus Asplenium. (Ruth Aguraiuja)
- Reproductive biology of globally critically endangered fern species of Asplenium dielpallidum N.Snow, Asplenium diellaciniatum Viane, Asplenium dielmannii Viane (Aspleniaceae). (Ruth Aguraiuja)
- The role of growth and developmental rates of the gametophytes in formation of the fern communities based on the soil sporebank of mesic forest communities of Kauai. (Ruth Aguraiuja)
- Evolutionary and conservation genetics of the fern species of Diellia lineage within the genus Asplenium. (Ruth Aguraiuja)
- Biomonitoring of trace metals in the atmosphere by means of mosses. (Siiri Liiv)
Since 1994, the Tallinn Botanic Garden has participated in the sub-programmes of the Estonian national environmental monitoring programme, which monitors the diversity of living nature and landscapes, as well as ambient air (seire.keskkonnainfo.ee).